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Friday, October 17, 2014

Granddad's penicillin (G) still saving lives - from mushroom poisons, some of the most toxic poisons known !

Seventy five years young and still ticking, penicillin G (WWII penicillin, by the needle penicillin , the first of all the antibiotics) continues to amaze.

For reasons totally totally unknown, it helps saves lives of those who have eaten death cap mushrooms which contain some of the most potent toxins known.

Exactly why and how a anti-bacteria killer from one form of fungi reduces the impact of a RNA killing toxin from another fungus is so unknowable as to boggle the mind.

One might as well expect pumpkin spice to do the job as penicillin G.

Its wonders never cease to amaze ....


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